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Last night Nick drew up a map for us to follow today, taking us on a walking tour past most of the big ticket sights in DC. We set off slightly later than intended but we were in good spirits as we started the 20 minute walk from Nick's place to the White House. We took some photos, marvelled at the fact that world changing decisions are made in that building and simultaneously hoped that the guy on the roof with binoculars wasn't a ...
... Oklahoma respectively, both now living in D.C.)! We ate some lunch, walked around, and went to the White House. It was a much needed reunion! I also had the chance to hang out with them on Tuesday morning. We went up to the top of the Washington Monument and to Barnes and Noble so I could purchase a Russian grammar book. Words cannot describe how happy I was to see them. On Monday night, I was able to meet up with the stunning Angela, which was also a much needed ...
... the back story to that memorial. It is an excellent memorial, more modern I feel and very symbolic.
Although I saw a lot of the sites on the first day on my Segway I also went on a bike tour on the second day. We did cover some of the same ground, but I felt that this tour guide was a bit more informative, so I still learnt a lot. In addition a conservative, gun enthusiastic, anti-Islamic, anti-Obama ex-police ...
... but never the less, still very moving. It was really nice to walk around. The way that the memorial is laid out is really good.
It was back to the Metro and back to the Hotel, a quiet day, pack the bags, and off to the Tavern next door of a couple of drinks on our last night in DC.
Only a short episode today, tomorrow we are off to the Big Apple.........apparently it is so good they named it twice.........we will find out soon.
... the bus and headed to the White House. We were warned that a lot of people think it is smaller than they expect... And it was. There were a few protests out the front, including a woman who has been there for 30+ years. I would have thought that the gardens would be extensive but it was just a lawn. We then went to Madame Tussaud's (it was part of the tour)... The idea was to have your photo taken with various presidents. We raced through and went ...
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